Friday, 20 June 2014

Lana Del Rey

I really like Lana Del Rey's style. I think that her every day street style can be a bit blah, but her promo shots and video shoots are always really cool.

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Lana (or the stylist she works with) references lots of what I think of as the epitomy of 'Americana'; old school Hollywood starlet, classic pin up, wild west frontier ranger, wood stock love child, motor cycle rebel and West coast urbanite. 

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Time Out 

I am kind of fascinated by America. Despite the fact that I speak the language, and I see US TV programmes and films and hear American music on a near daily basis sometimes I feel like I don't understand the culture at all. I think this 'otherness' is probably what I like so much- it's familiar and different all at the same time. I was really gutted when the BBC stopped broadcasting new episodes of Americana, but I've been listening and re-listening my way through the archives. If you are interested in America and American culture I can't recommend it enough. 

I wanted to take a cue from Lana and try to reference some vintage Americana in a few outfits, but I also wanted to make sure that they were really wearable and didn't look like costume so I've tried to keep some of the references a little on the subtle side.

Topshop applique rose necklace / Whistles leather motorcycle jacket / Zara sleeveless top / Asos beetle cuff / Zara tube skirt / Topshop beetle ring / YSL pony hair heels

Topshop fuzzy bomber jacket / hoop earrings / Topshop check shirt / Vintage Levis jeans / Vintage leather bag / Chloe biker boots

Christopher Kane x Topshop sleeveless tshirt / Vintage leather bag / Asos claw cuff / Topshop tuxedo trousers / Tophsop mock-croc sling backs

Topshop tear drop necklace / COS tshirt, Topshop high wait shorts / Asos leather backpack / Nike high tops

 Zara stud collar shirt / Zara pony hair bag / Topshop leather skirt / Topshop ankle boots

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